Insecure Star Yvonne Orji’s Official Colgate Total “Totally Ready” Commercial

Colgate Total® has joined forces with popular actress and comedian, Yvonne Orji, to help consumers get and stay Totally Ready just in time for Valentine’s Day. This new “Totally Ready ®” campaign informs consumers that with their whole mouth health—healthy gums, teeth, cheeks, and tongue—they are “Totally Ready ®” for whatever life brings them. The multitalented comedic actress was one of the most talked about breakout stars in 2017.

“I am so excited about this partnership with Colgate Total,” shared Yvonne. “A healthy smile has always been important to me. My healthy smile makes me feel good and, when I feel good, I feel totally ready for whatever comes my way. Last year was a really good year for me. I want to take that and make it bigger and better for 2018. So, not only do I need to be totally ready, I know that I must stay ready.”

With the upcoming taping of the highly anticipated third season of the hit cable show in which she co-stars, writing and executive producing her own sitcom, and her role in an upcoming comedy film set to be released in the fall, Orji knows she must be Totally Ready ® in 2018.

As part of this new campaign, Orji will be sharing her “Totally Ready ®” moments on Instagram and will be featured in an upcoming “Totally Ready ®” video that will be featured on, one of the leading online destinations for African-American women.

To catch some of Yvonne Orji’s Totally Ready moments, follow @Colgate and @YvonneOrji on Instagram, using #ColgateSmile.

About Colgate Total® Toothpaste

Colgate Total® toothpaste has a formula clinically proven to actively fight germs for 12 hours. It is the only FDA-approved1 and American Dental Association-accepted toothpaste2 to help prevent gingivitis. Colgate Total® toothpaste is also the number one toothpaste recommended most by dentists and hygienists. For more information about Colgate Total® toothpaste, visit

About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance. For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s website at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit

About Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress and comedienne who stars in HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy series Insecure. The show follows the friendship of two modern-day black women and all their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Yvonne is also a distinguished stand-up comedian. Most recently, she opened for Chris Rock in Atlanta and New York. Yvonne is also known for her inspiring TED Talk, “The Wait is Sexy,” in which she discusses her virginity and decision to wait until marriage. This fall, she will be making her feature film debut in Universal’s Night School alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.

She is also developing a half-hour sitcom based on her life entitled First Gen, that Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo are executive producing. The show is a comedy about a Nigerian girl who trades medical school for a career in stand-up comedy and the adventures that ensue after her strict African mother discovers her plans.

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